Oct 30, 2012 10:00pm PDT
" defense. by avoiding phrases like "vote for" and "elect," groups like wtp say they're not campaigning at all. they're just talking about issues. >> and it is permissible, both under federal law and, most importantly, under constitutional principles, first amendment principles, that if you engage in discussing issues, you do not have to disclose who your donors are and you do not have to register your activities with any commissioner of political practices or the fec. >> ryssdal: that argument didn't wash with dennis unsworth. a number of courts have rejected that narrow "eight magic words" test and some states, including montana, take a broader view of what defines campaigning. >> these are campaign materials. there is no question about their involvement in campaign activity. absolutely no question. >> the commissioner handed down a ruling, accusing wtp of engaging in all sorts of wrongdoing, in my opinion, that was designed to basically punish the organization for engaging in first amendment speech. and so wtp didn't stand back and just take it. basically they said, "all right, ifou'
Nov 1, 2012 9:00pm PDT
that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. (crowd cheers) >> narrator: and when goldwater received the nomination, mitt saw his father angrily storm out. >> i think that my father was always willing to live according to his principles. he didn't shy away from any challenge. he was a very strong person in doing that. and we learned that you have to live up to what you believe in. >> narrator: one thing george romney believed in was the vietnam war. and one year later, when mitt showed up at stanford university, he would adopt his father's position. >> so, he is very much on his father's side for the vietnam war at that time. he is really out of his element where the whole campus is being roiled by this anti-war and anti-establishment protest. >> narrator: mitt took on the protestors. >> mitt romney is a fairly rule-bound person. he actually protested the protestors. he held up a big sign that said, "go back to your studies." >> and we see the mitt romney who cares about rules and institutions and following orders. and that causes him to take a very dim view, i think, of the protest